1. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    smashed the back of my new 4s about two weeks ago! hadn't even had it a month! now it stays in a speck candy shell case anytime I'm not at home!

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    DDDAAAAAMMMMNNNN!!!! How did you do that?
    12-09-2011 07:12 PM
  2. pilsbury's Avatar
    OK, I was playing Amazing Breaker at work, was semi-frustrated, and quickly put my 4S down on a notepad by the machine I run. I thought it would stop like it has the previous 1000 times I've done it, but I watched it slide off the tablet and fall about 42" to the concrete floor. I was not happy. Picked it up, not a scratch. Thank you Seidio.
    12-09-2011 08:32 PM
  3. circlez's Avatar
    I've owned every iPhone since the original, and the only one that I've ever shattered was my iPhone 4, luckly right before the 4S came out.
    12-09-2011 09:46 PM
  4. nfc198's Avatar
    If you shatter the back of your phone, it is only $29 dollars to have it repaired by Apple. You can send it in or take it to your local Apple store. If you shatter the front it is $199 to repair. In those situations they usually just give you a refurbished phone. Of course if you have Applecare+ then it is only $49 to get a replacement. Since all of these figures are reasonable to me, I have decided to go naked! And I'm lovin every minute of it!!!
    12-09-2011 11:40 PM
  5. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Oh nooooo!

    Well, like Hunoosh said at least it's the's back and it's still functioning and fairly easy to replace.

    My husband has recently decided to ditch his specks and otterboxes in favor of going naked. I really hope I won't be posting pics of his dropped 4S soon...
    OMG. I hate to be one THOSE people who said I TOLD YOU SO but...my husband just called to tell me that his phone slipped out of his hands and shattered the back. At least it was the back and the phone works. Wow, didn't I just say this???

    Will be posting pics soon.
    12-10-2011 12:03 AM
  6. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    If you shatter the back of your phone, it is only $29 dollars to have it repaired by Apple. You can send it in or take it to your local Apple store. If you shatter the front it is $199 to repair. In those situations they usually just give you a refurbished phone. Of course if you have Applecare+ then it is only $49 to get a replacement. Since all of these figures are reasonable to me, I have decided to go naked! And I'm lovin every minute of it!!!
    So hubby just called me and said that he just dropped his phone and the back shattered. I just tried calling the Apple Store but it was so close to closing time that the automated system wouldn't connect me to a live person. Do you know if we just make an appt with the genius bar and they can do it on the spot?
    12-10-2011 12:07 AM
  7. circlez's Avatar
    So hubby just called me and said that he just dropped his phone and the back shattered. I just tried calling the Apple Store but it was so close to closing time that the automated system wouldn't connect me to a live person. Do you know if we just make an appt with the genius bar and they can do it on the spot?
    I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say a genius appointment would be the smoothest experience, but I also highly doubt they are going to turn you away if you don't have an appointment.
    12-10-2011 01:18 AM
  8. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I'm gonna just go out on a limb and say a genius appointment would be the smoothest experience, but I also highly doubt they are going to turn you away if you don't have an appointment.
    Oh yeah, we would definitely make a genius appointment

    Just wondering if they do it right there or if we have to leave the phone with them.
    12-10-2011 01:36 AM
  9. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    OMG. I hate to be one THOSE people who said I TOLD YOU SO but...my husband just called to tell me that his phone slipped out of his hands and shattered the back. At least it was the back and the phone works. Wow, didn't I just say this???

    Will be posting pics soon.
    And here is his cracked screen
    12-10-2011 04:38 AM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    And here is his cracked screen
    oooooh nooooo!!!! And you did just post the other day worried about this

    Have it fixed at the GB and now make SURE the hubby keeps some sort of cover on it from now on
    12-10-2011 09:38 AM
  11. Kehjj04's Avatar
    And here is his cracked screen
    Ouch. I would diiiiiiiiiie!
    12-10-2011 01:25 PM
  12. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    oooooh nooooo!!!! And you did just post the other day worried about this

    Have it fixed at the GB and now make SURE the hubby keeps some sort of cover on it from now on
    Ugh, I know! I told him repeatedly to put a case back on! Oh well.
    12-10-2011 04:15 PM
  13. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    So I just got off the phone with Apple and they told me that they don't replace screens and it would cost $199 to swap out the phone or we could pay $99 for Apple Care+ for the phone and pay $49 to swap it out and save $50. Didn't expect to have to get him a whole new phone entirely. We have insurance through AT&T as well so I guess that would be another option but I think you have to send your phone away for that.

    Does anyone know the differences between the AT&T insurance and Apple Care+? If they cover the same thing I'd much rather go with the Apple Care+ and not have to deal with AT&T. Also, AT&T insurance is $10 per month while Apple Care+ is $99 for three years.
    Last edited by LVMHgirl; 12-10-2011 at 04:39 PM.
    12-10-2011 04:34 PM
  14. Laelipoo's Avatar
    AppleCare does not cover total loss. AT&T does. It's easier to get a new phone with AppleCare but if you lose your phone, it can't help you.


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    12-10-2011 04:37 PM
  15. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    AppleCare does not cover total loss. AT&T does. It's easier to get a new phone with AppleCare but if you lose your phone, it can't help you.


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    Ahhh, OK. Thanks.

    Does anyone have both? Or is that overkill?
    12-10-2011 04:43 PM
  16. Laelipoo's Avatar
    I just have AppleCare, I know some people do both. It just comes down to your needs.

    Hypothetically, if you need to replace a lost phone, AppleCare is 100, plus let's say $700 to cover a replacement phone. That's $800. AppleCare plus the AT&T insurance (which is about $7 a month) for two years is 268 ( insurance comes out to ~$168) plus a ~$150 deductible, which comes out to ~$420 for a replacement, and is less money up front.

    So in the end, it comes down to what you can do. If you can afford to pay outright for a replacement as needed, then don't get the insurance. If not, the $7-10 a month may be better.


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    12-10-2011 05:05 PM
  17. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    I just have AppleCare, I know some people do both. It just comes down to your needs.

    Hypothetically, if you need to replace a lost phone, AppleCare is 100, plus let's say $700 to cover a replacement phone. That's $800. AppleCare plus the AT&T insurance (which is about $7 a month) for two years is 268 ( insurance comes out to ~$168) plus a ~$150 deductible, which comes out to ~$420 for a replacement, and is less money up front.

    So in the end, it comes down to what you can do. If you can afford to pay outright for a replacement as needed, then don't get the insurance. If not, the $7-10 a month may be better.


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    Thank you!
    12-10-2011 05:34 PM
  18. Laelipoo's Avatar
    Thank you!
    No problem. I get paid to know these thing (might as well share it).


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    12-10-2011 06:30 PM
  19. davepilgrim's Avatar
    I dropped mine in the pool. Well I was diving in and it was in my pocket.
    12-10-2011 07:21 PM
  20. circlez's Avatar
    I dropped mine in the pool. Well I was diving in and it was in my pocket.
    That's always the worst. I triple check my pockets when I go to the pool.
    12-10-2011 08:37 PM
  21. Kehjj04's Avatar
    I have Verizon's ins. I am super careful with my phone (and have it in a otterbox defender) so biggest fear is misplacing it or having it get stolen so I opted out of AppleCare since they don't cover a total loss
    12-11-2011 08:23 AM
  22. RC28's Avatar
    I watched in horror as mine fell down a flight of carpeted stairs, and bounced on a tile floor. Barely breathing I ran down the stairs, and the phone didn't have a scratch or a problem. I had a Seidio convert case on it which is mucho protective.

    I never drop phones, never dropped my Iphone 4. I have dropped the 4S more than I want to admit to. I am careful as can be too.
    12-11-2011 02:47 PM
  23. circlez's Avatar
    If you have insurance, go naked.
    12-11-2011 10:09 PM
  24. royolpunk's Avatar
    self explanatory from a few days ago!
    12-11-2011 11:47 PM
  25. circlez's Avatar
    self explanatory from a few days ago!
    Nice. What happened??
    12-12-2011 09:18 PM
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